Originally Posted by Orangejello727
Thats fine. Without Kobe, those 3 championships would never have been won !!
I cant believe the argument has changed to, kobe not being the #1 option because he was still young. I wonder why MJ didnt win any championships in his first 5 yrs in the league if he is so good. How come SHaq never won a ring till Kobe came to the team?
You can't equate Kobe's rings while being the 2nd guy with those when he was 'the man'.
Jordan was the man for ALL his titles. Kobe was not. And that needs to be factored in.